Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year!!! Year of the Pig.

my pet!

I adopted a pet pig for the year 2007. Better job. More love, good health and prosperity. Oh, and world peace.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Yahoo? Blogspot?

Is there something wrong with Yahoo site? I can't seem to connect to the said site. I also tried checking on my blogger site, I can't connect to it but I was able to log on to blogger and type this message. Weird.

Well I guess I just have to wate for it to "come back" again because our local subscriber here in the province that they've been encountering the same problem since 10 am this morning and they were informed that it had something to do with the quake in Taiwan. Funny because I was still using those sites 'till 1 pm today. Whatever.

I'll wait then.

Monday, December 25, 2006

My Mobile

Mom bought dad and I a mobile phone. Dad got a Sony Ericsson P990i and I have the P910i. If you click above (P990i) and below (P910i) image it will link you directly to GSMArena where you can find it's features. P990i is a 3G phone unlike P910i. I am happy with my new mobile phone.
I already downloaded some applications over the internet for my phone like Hand Day 2005, Mobipocket Reader and Blackberry. I had so much fun exploring the phone and personalizing it. There's so much more that I have to know about this unit. After installing the PC Suite in my computer I discovered more about the phone. I think it will take me a little while before I fully familiarize with this phone.

There are a lot of applications out there that I could install my P910i like screep capture, themes (I need theme editor so if you have one please send me one), and a lot more.

Well, that's for now. I'll go back in exploring the phone now.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Monday, December 18, 2006

Harriet Klausner

Here's an article that I'd like to share from Time Magazine by Lev Grossman:

Without the web, Harriet Klausner would be just an ordinary human being with an extraordinary talent. Instead she is one of the world's most prolific and influential book reviewers. At 54, Klausner, a former librarian from Georgia, has posted more book reviews on than any other user—12,896, as of this writing, almost twice as many as her nearest competitor. That's a book a day for 35 years.

Klausner isn't paid to do this. She's just, as she puts it, "a freaky kind of speed-reader." In elementary school, her teacher was shocked when Klausner handed in a 31⁄2-hour reading-comprehension test in less than an hour. Now she goes through four to six books a day. "It's incomprehensible to me that most people read only one book a week," she says. "I don't understand how anyone can read that slow."

Klausner is part of a quiet revolution in the way American taste gets made. The influence of newspaper and magazine critics is on the wane. People don't care to be lectured by professionals on what they should read or listen to or see. They're increasingly likely to pay attention to amateur online reviewers, bloggers and Amazon critics like Klausner. Online critics have a kind of just-plain-folks authenticity that the professionals just can't match. They're not fancy. They don't have an agenda. They just read for fun, the way you do. Publishers treat Klausner as a pro, sending her free books—50 a week—in hopes of getting her attention. Like any other good critic, Klausner has her share of enemies. "Harriet, please get a life," someone begged her on a message board, "and leave us poor Amazon customers alone."

Klausner is a bookworm, but she's no snob. She likes genre fiction: romance, mystery, science fiction, fantasy, horror. One of Klausner's lifetime goals—as yet unfulfilled—is to read every vampire book ever published. "I love vampires and werewolves and demons," she says. "Maybe I like being spooked." Maybe she's a little bit superhuman herself.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

I'm Going Home

I'll be going home tomorrow. My flight is at 4:20 am via Cebu Pacific Air. Upon arriving the Davao international airport, I'll go straight to the bus terminal. I may be arriving Kidapawan at about 9:00 or 10:00 am. I'm so excited to go home. There's no place like home.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


I've been unproductive for about a week now. There seems to be so much going on. The brewing war b/n humans and not-so-humans in the office, the confusion amongst the artists, the lack of feedback from my groupmates, the very painstakingly difficult job training I've been having, almost lack of sleep, emotional turmoil, weight issue, and so much more. I wanted to break free but I can't cause everythings must be dealt with - fast. I can't focus on one because everything needs so much attention. Waaaahhhhh. I'm running out of cash (I think nothing's left of me, hmmm). It's official I'm poor and almost exhausted. Thanks to God, whenever I close my eyes it seems that He tells me that I can do it. I hope so and I know that even if I've been calling for His aid almost every minute He doesn't got tired of me. So, Oh, what I'm still doing here. Bye for now, got loads of stuff to do.

Thursday, November 30, 2006


I might have lost my purpose... I can't see clearly my path... Now I can't move on... Like a still water if not remove might be swarming with bacterias and stuff later on... Eventually will become deadly... Worst might break down... Shattered...

Sunday, November 26, 2006


Here I am once again wherein I would have to choose one among the many probable paths that I have to take. Whichever I choose would make a huge impact on my future. Choosing one would mean forgetting the others. If I won't choose then I will go nowhere and just keep on spinning inside this void of emptiness I built around myself. It's been a month now and I have yet to deside. The longer I choose the more depress I become. Sometimes It's really hard to let go and it sucks big time.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Inspiring story from Sean Galloway

Click on this link: Sean Galloway

I find Sean's entry on DA very inspiring. Hope you do too.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

I Got A Rocket!!!

I am one of the clean-up and in-between artist for this show. Wow I am so proud of it!!!

Here's the official I Got a Rocket website:

Here are the list of Characters: The Characters

Here's what the show's about:

It's July. The hottest month on record and in the inner-city, where eleven year old Vincent Q lives, it's so hot, the pavement is smoking! July should be Vinnie's favourite month, as along with his gang of pals, Vinnie celebrates his birthday! (that's why they're known as the July Gang) But this year peace-loving Rainbow, crazy Ritter, wannabe actor Barlow and country bumpkin Gabby are dreading it. See, they've got a problem. Two words: NEW ... NEIGHBOURS. Three more words: THE ... DUCKY ... BOYS!

You've no doubt heard of the Ducky Boys. Scuds, Rags and Biffo. Even their names sound mean! They've just moved to Vinnie's block. Now thanks to Vinnie's big mouth, the Ducky Boys have their sights set on tormenting the July Gang. And Vinnie can't run to his big sister Crystal for help. Vinnie's life seems over. That is, until on Vinnie's birthday, his scientist Dad gave him something way cool. Very cool in fact. For his birthday, Vincent Q ... GOT A ROCKET!

Packed full of artificial intelligence, Rocket is not only the ultimate-space-transport-for one. He's Vinnie's new best friend, big brother and guardian ... all rolled into one big hunk of tin! Plus, having been created in July he's a fully-fledged July Gang member! But with a pal like Rocket comes responsibility. He may be hi-tech but when it comes to human problems, desires or wishes...he's no genius. Rocket could be the solution to all Vinnie's problems - or so he thinks. The Ducky Boys aren't afraid. Far from it! They want Rocket for themselves!

Based on the popular picture book, seen above, by Matt Zurbo and Dean Gorissen, 'I Got a Rocket!' the animated series is a fresh and fun series about Vinnie and his gang of friends, the July Gang, who's latest recruit just happens to be a fully-functioning Rocket with Artificial Intelligence - although there's some debate on just how intelligent he is!

To Vinnie, his Dad and the July Gang, Rocket is another kid - although of course his 'rocket-ness' does mean he's very different. He's the only kid in class who gets his own rocket fuel truck at lunchtime for starters. While he may be super-fast, he's not super-punctual - which drives Dad nuts. Rocket may be a Rocket, but he goes through many of the trials and tribulations that Vinnie goes through, from school to Ducky Boys. Although when Rocket gets a crush, it's on a fridge....lookout!

Set in a colourful but gritty urban environment, 'I Got a Rocket' features colourful characters that reflect the melting-pot of the city. Episodes mix kid relatable stories about Vinnie and July Gang's lives, from school troubles to sibling rivalry with Crystal who's not happy when Vinnie's life crosses roads with hers! All with a ROCKET twist. Then of course there's the constant threat of the Ducky Boys. Vinnie may have thought Rocket could be the solution to his problems but while he loves having Rocket around, he sure does complicate things!

It's a tough life being a kid - even tougher when your best pal is a Rocket!

TOEI Animation Philippines, Inc. 20th Anniversary

TOEInty Animé!

TOEI Animation Philippines, Inc. 20th Anniversary

November 18, 2006

Eastwood City Plaza, Libis, Quezon City


Thursday, November 02, 2006

Get Your Graphic Novel Published!

Got this entry from Carlo who got it first from Budj:

Adarna House, which released Arnold Arre's After Eden and the Mythology Class compilation, is currently looking for story proposals for its next graphic novel under the Anino Comics imprint.

Proposals should include:

1. Project brief

-Story genre,
-List of the creators to be involved in the project
-Estimated number of pages

2. One page story synopsis
3. Sample pages, character studies

Stories may be in Filipino or in English. Compilations of previous published material are also welcome.

Submissions may be sent to Adarna House, Room 201, JGS Building, 30 Scout Tuason St., Quezon City, or e-mailed at ph. Deadline for story proposals is November 30, 2007.

For questions, email Jordan Santos at rjordanpsantos@

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Where to grab Paper Clip Komics Issue 1

Paper Clip Komics Issue 1 is available at:

Chunky Far Flung
Marikina Shoe Expo
Araneta Center, Cubao
Quezon City

and if you are in Davao;

Orlad's Crafts
Aldevinco Shopping Center
C.M. Recto St.
Davao City

if you are in Kidapawan City;

6A Convenience Store
Fronting Madonna Hospital
Daang Maharlika
Along Quezon Blvd.
Kidapawan City

Just send a note or two if you are interrested to grab one or e-mail us at:

Paper Clip Komics Specials 1: Children of the Dam Second Printing had been sold out. Thanks to all who grab a copy. I really appreciate it a lot. Thanks to Gerry Alanguilan, Ruel Sarmiento and Elmer Diname for the support.

Monday, October 30, 2006


I'm feeling a bit tired for the entire week. Maybe because I push myself too hard for the Komikon 2006 event and I didn't give enough time to have my body rest even for a brief moment. Well the result seemed to be bad because it affected my day job and other projects that I've bee doing. Even if I feel sore and tired I was able to finish my scripts for issue 2 and 3 and been nagging (sorry) the other artists about their scripts for issue 2 of Paper Clip Komiks. I'm really exhausted and I need to rest somehow.

I'm very occupied too in thinking about my application as ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) Engineer. If I'm going to accept it or not because accepting it would mean I'll be working in Norway. I'll be away for at least 2 years for deep water explortion in the northern sees. Exciting? Yes. Sad? Yes. Well the good thing is I will be able to continue creating comics and send it here in Manila because they do have 24-hour internet access and we are allowed to use it during our free time. I haven't decided yet and I hope whatever my decision is would be the best one. Having in mind that I'm barely living here in Manila. The money I earn everyweek is just enough for food and transporation everyday and I need to look for extra income just to be able to pay rent. Hard? Yes. Sad? Not really. It's really hard to decide, at least for me.


Thursday, October 26, 2006


Komikon 2006 came and went but the memories remain. Elmer and Jofel are my officemates who when to the event and they were both very happy about it. Their experienced were truly be cherished.

The next day I came to the office with copies of my Indies. I sell it to some of my officemates and I was overwhelmed by how they responded with our Indies. They actually have their copies signed and have their photos taken with me. I am over the moon. I really didn't expect their reactions. It was a good feeling, great even.

Then one by one, after reading the Indies they bought from me, they came and told me that my works inspired them to create their own Indies and they told me that they would be joining the next Komikon (which is on 2007) and probably selling their own Indies. They also told me that it's a good thing that I started creating Indies and showed it to them because otherwise they won't be inspired in creating their own Indies. They also informed me to post more announcements on my cork board so that they'll know what events regarding comics, toys and the like to expect.

I am very happy that I was able to inspire my officemates (who are all artists for 2D animation) to create their own Indies. I was able to spark their lost passion for the medium. It's a great feeling to be an inspiration. I told them to do their thing and do whatever that would make them able to express themselves thru comics because in Indies there are no boundaries and rules. You're not restricted so it's total freedom to be you. I also told them to create their Indies today because Komikon is just oine event and there are a couple more events to show their crafts life Toycon, Sci-fi-con and others. I'm so excited to see their works and it makes me happy.

I expect on the next Komikon, new breeds will surely showcase their talents. Oh I'm looking forward to it.

The Komikon 2006 Report Part 02

After the Komikon 2006 had been officially opened, few people were already buying our indies and it's very overwhelming for us. They've asked for our autographs and we gladly signed them. We really enjoyed it a lot especially for Ruel because this was his 1st time to sell his indie comics.

Josel, Ruel and Elmer

An hour or so had passed when Ruel received as SMS from Mylene informing him that they are already outside the venue and they are very excited to join us in our indie booth. Mylene is with Shobee (who came all the way from Germany) and a couple of her friends. They greeted us and we barely talked because Ruel and I were very busy attending people who bought and browsed our indies.

Ruel and Mylene

I've told Ruel and Mye to eat lunch early because I'll be leaving by 2 pm. My parents and my brother Spikey came all the way from Kidapawan City so I have to see them. It's rare opportunity for me to see them here in Manila so I really have to use all the time they're here to be with them. I only got to see them once or twice a year.

Mye and Shobee

After Ruel and Mye finished their lunch I instructed them what to do. I tried to roam around the venue for a while just to visit booths and people. Looking at some of their works and saying "hi" and "hello" to peole I seldom meet. Then I left the event and headed straight to the hotel were my parents and my brother stayed.

I really enjoyed Komikon 2006. More people, more booths and lots of indies and artists. Though I haven't got any photo of myself during the event, the memories that I've had will surely be remembered.

Onward Filipino artist!!!

The Komikon 2006 Photos 01

Gerry and Jonas




Jofel, Ruel and Taga-Ilog

Saturday, October 21, 2006

The Komikon 2006 Report Part 01

I arrived at the venue (Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman Campus) 30 minutes past 7 with my officemate Elmer (who is one of the marshalls). The Komikon '06 staffs were already there. Hi's and hello's then we started preparing the area for the event.

I had a chat with Ariel Atienza regarding his future projects and my own projects and where I am it leading to. I talk about Paper Clip Komics and my peers who'll be taking the indie journey with me. This and that.

Jonas Diego greeted me while I'm preparing our indie booth for the Indie Tiangge. We chatted for quite a moment. He'd changed a lot. Wow! His company seemed to be doing very well. They (IAS) were one of the event's sponsors and they'll be having a contest: Lead Slinger Challenge. And oh, with his people around, I hardly see him joking around. Well it's been a while and those were the days.

Then Ruel Sarmiento (Third World Project) came and he was escourted by Elmer. He seemed to be so excited as this was his debut in indie scene. I am sure he will be doing just fine. He'd evolved a lot as a storyteller and as an artist. Keep it up!

Then Gerry Alanguilan came with Ilyn and komikero Zara a few moments before the start of the event. Then followed by many more exhibitors, guests and sponsors.

Ruel let me borrowed his camera so I starter shooting photos to people like Jonas, Ilyn, Zara, Gerry, Wilson, David, Gilbert, Ariel, Reno and ang dami pang iba, while he had our Paper Clip Komics banner printed out.

Then the Komikon 2006 officially started by Syeri (organizer of thr event) and the people went wild (crazy kind of wildness - therefore we are!).

2nd part of the report coming soon (with photos)...

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Sunday, October 08, 2006

I'll Always be a Comic Fan

Yesterday I went to the opening of Comic Odessey at Robinsons Galleria. I went there with my officemate Elmer and my pals Ruel and Mylene. I went there a bit earlier and tried to browse for some great finds. And I found a lot (but can't buy because of I don't have enough cash - alright I don't have extra money to spend for my hobbies). I enjoyed browsing and looking at the covers.

A few minutes later, the guests arrived. There were Gerry and Ilyn, Wilson, Carlo, Ed, Huet and Lienil came later. Just seeing them lights up my mood. I'm so proud of what they've achieved. So proud of what they still have to offer. I have my comic book signed and asked fo sketches. It's was all fun.

Among the artists, I find Gerry and Wilson easy to converse with. In Gerry's case maybe because ever since I joined Komikero he's been very accomodating and very welcoming. He doesn't put any barriers or some kind. It makes me feel more proud of him. Proud that he' a friend even. Though I've known him for quite a while, I still put high regard on him and what he does. He's just awesome and I'll always be his fan. Thanks for the sketch!!!

Wilson, on the other hand, is very down to earth. He's so humble. He likes to converse. Everytime he signs a book, he always find time to discuss how the book came to be. It makes you feel how the artist created it. Learn how passionate he is with his craft (he even shows you how he draws). He's funny and easygoing. He's one of the person that we should look up in an artist. Outgoing, talented and both feet firmly rooted to the ground.

I can't say much for the others though. I just can say they were good. Really good. But Gerry and Wilson are much easier to talk to. Thanks too for the sketch!!!

I also got sketches from the great Lienil and the awesome Carlo. Aren't you proud of them?!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Monday, September 25, 2006

Bulong Coming Soon

Here's the preview for the novel "Bulong" by Picasso Dela Cruz. I did the cover and the Illustrations.

Here's the link for a bigger look of the cover:

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Lead Slinger Challenge

Here's an add from Jonas Diego, please take a moment to check this one out.


The contest is now officially open.

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We're accepting submissions for the LEAD SLINGER CHALLENGE happening at the KOMIKON this October 21, 2006 at the U.P. Bahay ng Alumni in U.P. Diliman. Following are the rules for the contest.

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Spread the word around. Feel free to use the images and post them in your respective sites and blogs. For those of you who prefer something a bit more petit...

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Friday, September 15, 2006

PaperClip Komics

The blog for the PaperClip Komics is up and running. Please do visit it for infos on indie comic releases at this link: PaperClip.

PaperClip Komics powered by Hxero Audio Visual Electronics Center.

Friday, September 01, 2006

I Need Help...

I would be selling some of my comic collections w/ a discounted price... I'm a bit short of cash right now and in dire need of it (to pay for present obligation)... Below are the titles (I would be selling them in bundles because I'm a bit attached with these comics so it's a pity to sell them individually, at least for me) and their corresponding prices:

- Ultimate 6 #1 to #7 (starring The Ultimates and Ultimate Spider-Man) for Php 891.00

- High Roads #1 to #4 and #6 ( I can no longer find the #5 and #6 was signed by Yu, Alanguilan and Tadeo last dec 2003 during the san pablo comic fest) for Php 800.00

- Supreme Powers #1 to #12 by Straczynski, Fran and Sibal for Php 1,944.00

- Uncanny X-Men #429 to #434 (The Draco 1 to 6) by Austen and Tan for Php 729.00

- New X-Men #146 to #150 (Planet X) by Morrison, Jimenes and Lanning for Php 675.00

- Wolverine Netsuke #1 to #4 by George Pratt for Php 864.00

- Mekanix #1 to #6 starring Shadow Cat by Claremont Borillo, and Sosa (signed by Tadeo for colors) for Php 972.00

- Emma Frost #1 to #6 (Higher Learning) by Bollers, Green, and Ketchum for Php 810.00

- Emma Frost #7 to # 12 (Mind Games) by Bollers, Pagulayan, and Crisistomo for Php 945.00

- Emma Frost #13 to #17 (Bloom, the last part of the story is not availble - #18) by Bollers, Melo, Parsons, Pagulayan, Crisostomo and Conrad for Php 810.00

- Superman Red Son #1 to #3 (Else world) by Millar, Johnson, Robinson, Wong, Mounts, and Plunkett
I would also be selling some TPB's...

- Xtreme X-Men Invasion TPB by Claremont and Larroca for Php 1,080.00 (some probs w/ the binding)

- Xtreme X-Men Destiny TPB by Claremont and Larroca for Php 1,078...

Just send me a note or contact me thru 0915-744-2769 if you are interrested or know a person who would be interrested...


Series of Unfortunate Events

Last Wednesday (08/30/06), I've been encountering a lot of problems and it seems that it won't ever end. I've been delayed in paying the school, I've had problems with the output sheet at the office, end of the month is just a day away (meaning I have to pay the bills), I found out that my ex-gf already have a new bf (I'm happy w/ her though I got a little bit pang of jealousy, even if I'm in a relationship too), and some issue w/ my family. I was really stressed. That day seemed not to end at all.

After office and school I went to Baclaran (about past 12 mn) for my weekly novena (which by the way my panata to ask Mama Mary to help me ask God about some favors). After the novena I ate and went to 7/11 for slurpee. Then, it's time for me to go home since it was 2 am already. There were 2 buses in queue, though in my heart I wanted to ride the 2nd bus but my mind told me that it's already 2 am and I need to go home fast. So I choose the 1st bus on the line. Then it started it's engine. Off we go.

The journey went well except when the bus stop in Ortigas (Crossing) to fetch passengers. It's been 10 minutes already and yet the bus still stayed there (even if the buses behind have been pressing their horns to tell the bus to go already). Finally the bus started to go but there were about 6 guys entered the bus hurriedly and the seated differently and been staring at each other from time to time. I tried to look back at the passengers behind me because there were too much noise. Then I saw one of the guy been clasping something and trying to hide it. I began to worry so I seated more closer to the window. But seeing the guy and knowing that he might do something to the other passenger (who by the way is not part of the guys who just entered hurriedly at the crossing) seated at the back, I look back again to know if he's ok. This time I saw one of the guy (not the guy I saw holding something) already stood up and holding a knife and he saw me staring at him so he went to me instead of the other passenger. He tried to grab my back but I've been holding it tightly he were not able to get it away from me. He then pushes me into the aisle and the other guy (I saw earlier holding something in his palm) hold me by the shoulder and 3 other guys stood up from the front side of the bus. They hold my legs and twist my wrist (I've been covering my pockets to prevent them from getting my stuffs). The other guy tried to get my shoe and their hands are alover me in no time. They were able to reach inside my pants from foot to knee. Then they fled (near MegaMall Bldg. A) leaving me standing at the middle of the bus, startled and disoriented. People staring at me as if I'm a lunatic w/o offering any help nor assistance.

So I took a seat and found out I've already lost my phone, my wrist sores and my foot hurts. The first thing that crosses my mind is that I thank God for keeping me safe because some other victims are not lucky enough to be alive after that kind of situation.

I've been thinking, for the rest of the journey, that why the other passengers didn't offer any assistance upon seeing the obvious. I've been complaining the whole incident that I'm hurting yet they just don't respond. Is that a common occurrence that they are already used to it? Or they just fear that they might be hurt if they lend a hand? After my stop, I take a last glance at the people at the bus, they just go on as if nothing happens.

Luckily, I still have another phone which I recently brought back to life after buying a spare battery but I lost all my contacts (and it's b/w and doesn't have a camera nor memory card but I'm still lucky, aren't I?) I still have my bag and my wallet (which is empty by the way, hammy do they have a way of knowing if it's empty or not?) and my sanity still there.

I send an SMS to my mom and told her what happen. She just said, "Thanks that your OK." I'm quite well now though I'm still having a flashback on what had happened that day. I still believe that it happens for a purpose and God would provide me what I've lost and so much more. I'm happy that I'm still here and be able to share this unhappy yet very informative event. So just always be ready and don't try to struggle. Just give them what they want if it meant drying if you won't.


I've had a couple of problems with that area before. One would be the rugby boys and girls who makes the area under the overpass a haven of their addiction. Almost every afternoon I've seen lots of kids having a rugby (not the game) session. I've already told the authorities about it yet nothing happens. God, why do they have to be so blind about it. They know it yet they pretend they don't. For Christ's sake, it's their damn duty and obligation. They when I reported the incident to my boss, I found out that there were a lot of us in the office who have been victims of the same kind of robbery. They also report it and yet victims seems to add up in numbers in days. And yet the authorities remain silent w/o doing a damn thing. Sad? Yes? Funny? Definitely not.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

7 Pencillers That I'm Currently Watching

1) Definetely Joshua Middleton... I like his linework... so clean, especially in his work on "Sky Between Branches" and "NYX." The emotions on each character and yeah perspective, he's good at it...

2) Olivier Coipel... His work on Avengers and House of M blows me away... He's a former animator so maybe that explains his consistency in every character he draws...

3) Jim Cheung of Scion and Young Avengers... I saw his work first on Scion... I was passing by Booksale and saw loads of comic books published by Crossgen and when I browse through Scion, I like his style instantly... The Scion books ranges from Php 5.00 to Php 15.00 so I bought loads of it... His linework is also clean... I like the details he put on the characters, especially on metals and clothes.. His work on Young Avengers #1 really inspires me... He's good also in creating loads of character in a page like Olivier Coipel...

4) Tony Harris of Ex-Machina... Wow!!! I love every panels... He's like Alex Ross who draws from picture... I just like how he interpret the script into art...

5) David Finch of Moon Knight... I've been checking his work since Ultimate X-Men but I was impressed on him in Moon Knight... Well, he's from Image so that's explains all the lines and hatches...

6) Steve Mcniven of Civil War... I don't really like his work on Meridian from Crossgen but when he draws the Fantastic Four, he just became a star

7) Carlo Pagulayan of Planet Hulk... Ever since Emma Frost, I've been collecting his art but Planet Hult blows me away... Especially the scene wherein Hulk fights with Silver Surfer...

So that comprises my list for now....

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Freelance! Teacher? Who? Me? Huh?

I've been a freelance for months. I'm into sales, animation, art and even into teaching. The photos below show one of my class in Fort Bonifacio wherein I am instructing my students how to draw (this would probably the 4th batch that I've handled). This subject, basic figure and face drawing, is part of their training program as they elevate their respective ranks as military officers.

Before each class begins, they (my students) always tell me that it's impossible for them to learn drawing at their age but I just told them that if given enough time to learn and appreciate the art, eventually, they'll learn how to do it and might even love the art.

After the class, I'm proud to say that I did teach them well because they were able to draw!!! If they practice some more they would be really great at it. They were even astonished themselves as how much they were able to learn in just a short period of time. I'm proud of them as I am proud of my achievement.

Having these people as students, as I've never would have imagine, was a lot of fun. At first they were so serious but when the lesson begins they were becoming more interrested and throw a lot of questions at you. They were also very interactive and would even respond at my jokes.

Well, it never crossed my mind that teaching would be fun. Maybe it depends on what material you are handling . Being a full time teaching? Nah, I don't think so.

Monday, August 14, 2006

24 Hr Convenience Store

Congrats to my parents for their new business - 24 hr convenience store. They just opened it recently (Aug. 01, 2006). This would be their 4th business together. I'm so proud of them.

The name of the store is 6A. They got the name from me. Way back in high school, when I was creating sketches and drawings, I signed them with 6A. 6A because in Filipino 6 is anim and my family name is Anima , so I just added "a" after the 6. Hmmm when you see the store it should be pronounced as Anima. Nice isn't it.

BTW, my sister's the one who suggested the name after seeing one of my drawing in her room with my signature on it.

That's my mom and my brother Michael. Kind of blurry though, my dad took all the photos and were sent to me via MMS.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

I'ts really been a while since my last entry. I've been busy and I only got to sleep 3 hours at most everyday. In the office, I've got to finish so many retakes of artworks from artist who no longer work in the company. I've got to look for new clients for my small business during spare time. I've got to prepare lessons for my freelance work as art instructor. I've got to review subjects for ECE as to refresh me with my profession. And before sleeping, I've got to draw for my comic book project, art jams and illustrations for some clients. I'm getting fat.

I don't know when I'm able to post next so please be patient with me.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Art Jam 01: Rock Lee

The photos above are the result of our weekly art jam. Me and my officemates (Brian, Ken, and Elmer) decided to draw one fan art each week. Rock Lee was the first character that we have to draw. I was the last to post my drawing because I had to draw the character out of Ken's description of the said character. And Brian had to scan my drawings for me for I do not have my own computer and scanner.

The upper rightmost drawing is by Brian and the upper leftmost drawing is by Ken. The lowest rightmost drawing is by Elmer abd the last one is drawn by me, Henry.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

5th Toycon

My fellow Komikeros (L-R: Gerry, Mico, Ilyn, Rod. Sitting: Gerald and Raipo).

Gerry and the gang were busy selling "Elmer" which was all sold out.


My officemate Cyrus is on a Hellboy costume for the Cosplay.

Hellboy (life-size).

From Hero booth.

Another one from Hero boot.

Voltes 5 gang.

My officemate Julius Gopez have his artwork reviewed.

Scarry Dolls.

More scarry dolls. Waaah.

Dingdong and Karylle.

Coca-cola collectibles.